Almost Canning Corned Beef Hash

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No, I haven’t canned any. Yet. But I fully intend to do so. The hash is a very simple recipe from Fergus Henderson’s Nose to Tail. Using our charcutepalooza corned beef and tomatoes canned from last year’s crop (Greenbelt farmer’s market) it was quite a Sunday breakfast. I’ll be making this again.

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No Reservations: Haiti

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This week Anthony Bourdain’s new season of No Reservations began with an episode on Haiti. I have thought for a while this would be a good fit and it was. Bourdain ate street food, stayed at the Oloffson, visited Sean Penn and went home with some cool artwork. He didn’t sugar-coat life in Port-au-Prince. He […]

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Maple Cured Bacon

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It’s been a week since we roasted our bacon, and I can’t count the times we’ve used it. It was roasted the night before the Super Bowl, so we had to use it a couple of time that day.

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A Weekend of Duck

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After weighing our breasts on day eight I decided to let them hang another day. We took them down on Saturday and the weekend of duck began. First round (mid-day Saturday) was a quick taste as is with some spritzer and fresh lemon.

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Duck Prosciutto, day six

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  The first official #charcutepalooza challenge is well under way. These duck breast spent a day in salt, then they were seasoned with white pepper and now they’ve spent six days in the office/spare bedroom. Temperature has been in the 50s and humidity in the 40s. Temp elsewhere in our GHI home is in the […]

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Cured Salmon, a pre- #charcutepalooza project

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Just two days before I heard of the Charcutepalooza Challenge from Mrs. Wheelbarrow and The Yummy Mummy I started my first charcuterie project. Inspired by Ruhlman’s book of the same name (see my bests of 2010 post) and fascinated by Kurlansky’s Salt I cured a small piece of salmon from the local co-op. I basically […]

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Bests of 2010

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2010 was in many ways a year I am glad to see in the rear view mirror, but there were some bests. Got to meet my son’s new family over Derby in the ‘Ville, Mary and I actually lived in the same city for the first time in two years and we’re settling in as […]

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Dad at 100, a personal reflection

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100 years ago today, on April 2, 1909 my father, William F. Gutwein, Jr., was born. Yes, he was an older than usual age when I was born. I’m not *that* old. He died in 1996 after what can be described as a very full life. He marveled at how he saw both the birth […]

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Live from Haiti: First Impressions of Gros Morne

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I’ve been in Haiti for a few days now. Arrived in Port au Prince on Sunday, travelled to Gros Morne on Monday and to Jacmel on Wednesday. In Gros Morne my main task was to visit with folks whose work we are supporting at Haiti Reborn/The Quixote Center. I was impressed by the work all […]

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a silver jubilee

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Twenty-five years ago, in October of 1983, the First Baptist Church of Lutz, Florida was stupid enough, or wise enough, to hire a 19-year-old idealist, fresh off the mission field of post-revolution Zimbabwe to be their Minister of Youth. That idealist was me. 25 years. It seems like a lifetime. Between then and now, I […]

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